Saturday night was a big night for newly crowned NABF junior lightweight champion Mikaela Mayer. It was the next step in an already blossoming career but there is still plenty of work to be done. With every accomplishment in life there lies criticism. It is what keeps us going to better ourselves and leave no doubts in what we do.
One of the biggest criticisms that Mayer could face is her level of competition. Yes, it is early in her career but like Katie Taylor before her, if you want to live up to the hype that is put upon you have to face legit competition. Bradford had a winning record yes but had not fought in over a year. It’s the same thing with Mayer’s other opponent Sheena Kaine. That makes two out of three opponents who had not fought in over a year. Fight active fighters with the winning record and it’s a more considerable win. Otherwise, it can seem like you are just being handed a title.
Once the level of competition steps up, there are several possibilities for Mayer to fight. Once she becomes a big enough name she could quite possibly dominate in her division or move up or down a weight class for some amazing fights with some of the biggest names in women’s boxing. Online blackjack has become pretty favoured in India. Discover this post at fancasinos.in and reveal blackjack game rules and see the most popular online casinos with it. So what will be next for Mayer? Well, now that she has her title she should have more opportunities coming her way. She’s a smart fighter in the way that she uses her height and reach but if someone with such a deficit as Bradford in reach was able to connect on her, what’s going to happen when someone with power connects. Taylor made the step up and now it is time for Mayer. No disrespect intended as a lot of fighters let their promoters pick their opponent but we want to see a more level playing field instead of a showcase against fighters with losing records or inactive fighters.